So an amazing thing happened in last night’s Band of Blades game.
Long version: (scroll down for tl;dr)
After making their way carefully through Talgon Forest the Legion arrived at Fort Calisco to find it under siege by Blighter’s troops.
The Horned One took the field to distract Blighter while a mounted squad tried to take out some siege weapon encampments.
So I had clocked out for The Horned One and Blighter and would occasionally pause the action that the Legionaires were involved with to see how that was going. After the third roll, Blighter had rolled 2 crits so The Horned One’s clock was full. Blighter had 5 or 6 ticks left on hers. So at that point I told my players that Blighter was going to pull back, dragging The Horned One’s unconscious body along with her.
They had just captured some siege weapons, so before destroying them they decided to open up on Blighter’s position while the Heavy and the Medic rode to the Horned One’s rescue. They did minimal damage, but it did cause her to be a little more careful and try to stay under cover while fleeing.
As the Medic and Heavy approach the Medic tosses the Heavy some rage venom and the Heavy charges in at Blighter alone while the Medic hangs back with the plan to extract the Horned One while Blighter is distracted. Both players were fully prepared to lose the Heavy if it meant getting their Chosen One back.
The Heavy charges and all of Blighter’s guile and alchemical concoctions weren’t enough to keep him away and he impales her, ticking the rest of her remaining ticks. Taking a bunch of corruption (getting a Blight in the process) and a level 4 wound, which he was able to knock down to level 1 with armor and resistance.
tl;dr during the siege of Fort Calisco The Horned One went down fighting Blighter, but the Legion was able to take Blighter down as well.
So, question: has anyone had to deal with either situation? Will the Horned One recover on her own? I’m on the fence, if she went down to a non-Chosen, it seems like a gimme. But to Blighter? That seems nasty. Maybe I need to offer a special op (religious mission) to get her back on her feet?
And what about Blighter? They came up with the idea to use up their remaining religious supplies to basically keep Blighter impaled with reliquaries, which sounds like an awesome idea so I said that would keep her from recovering for the foreseeable future (at least the rest of the campaign). But if they decide they want to try to do something to permanently destroy her? Has anyone come up with anything in their game for that? Examples/ideas would be great.